Mrs. Allene Beckwith, was born October 15, 1942 in Texarkana, Ark. The baby girl of ten siblings, she learned at a very young age the value of family. Mrs. Beckwith later relocated to Dallas, where she met John E. Beckwith as he walked from the local funeral home to the store she was managing; she stated “he was the most handsome man she had ever met.” Their souls were intertwined and it was by God’s will they were married and together raised their five children. Being a virtuous woman, Mrs. Beckwith had a strong Christian belief and she instilled in her children the importance of prayer and praise. Mrs. Beckwith worked in the retail business for over 20 years. John and Allene shared a dream of owning a funeral home. With God’s help and her guidance she was able to bring together a family owned and operated business. Because of her undying faith she was the strength in the middle of many storms. Mrs. Beckwith served as a Trustee for the Mt. Rose Church, on the usher board, and was an advent supporter of the youth department. There is an Allene Beckwith scholarship fund set up for the graduating seniors of the Mt. Rose Church. Mrs. Allene Beckwith, the matriarch of the Golden Gate Funeral Homes went home to glory on Aug.12, 2000 and her Memory lives on forever.  After the passing of Mrs. Beckwith, The Beckwith family placed an “In Loving Memory” billboard on two major freeways in Dallas, TX.  The church fans beard her name as a token of her faithful service to her family and her community, which sparked the first ever of its kind “The In Loving Memory” billboard and fans now bear the names of every family’s loved one that Golden Gate Funeral Homes service every year. Mrs. Beckwith legacy lives on through her children, grandchildren and Golden Gate Funeral Home family.